Friday afternoon, the construction and grounds crews were working tirelessly to have LeBauer Park ready for the ribbon cutting today. When we asked the site manager if it would, indeed, be ready, he smiled and said, "It has to be!" The ribbon cutting begins at 10:30 am today. The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro will kick off the opening of this 4-acre 10 million dollar park. From a dog-friendly part to a water feature to food kiosks, there is enough to do to keep people at the park all day.* Thanks to a grant from the Edward M. Armfield, Sr. Foundation, the Echleman sculpture, featured above, has been permanently installed. The orange and blue web of netting is very photogenic and will take on different characteristics depending on lighting and the location of the viewer. We are so thankful to Mr. Armfield, The Community Foundation of Greeter Greensboro, and the LeBauer family for making all of this possible. Also, a big thank you to all of the workers and their efforts. This is such a fabulous resource for Greensboro.
If you have a chance, head downtown to the grand opening today. If you can't make it today, remember MUSEP'S final concert of the season will be held here. The concert is on August 28th at 6pm. Wally West Little Big Band will play two 45-minute sets of jazz music in this park.
* read more and see a video clip, here.